Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Treat Day Wednesday–Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes


Some days it’s a challenge to think up something for treat day and some days, not so much.  Today was that day.  I just wanted to bake.  I had the itch to bake and I had the itch to make these, Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes.  I always find cupcakes so heavy but these are oh so light.  Using pumpkin puree removes the fat, which we all love and then adding the pumpkin spice adds a little something something!


They are so moist too which means no need for frosting.  I mean you can, totally, but it’s not needed.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (best quality available)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice blend
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Prepare muffin tins, I used both small and normal size.  pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, pumpkin and spices.  Beat for one minute.
  4. Stir in boiling water (the batter will be thin, don't worry, this is right).
  5. Fill liners 2/3 full with batter. 
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely then decorate!

I had all these fun Halloweeny sprinkles and just decided to dip the tops of the cupcakes into them.  They look so fun and festive!


I also used my heart shaped donut pan and used these for the girls treat day!  I took some marshmallow ghosts and added some eyes, they loved them!

It’s also a fairly big batch.  It made 12 regular cupcakes, 24 mini cupcakes, 6 heart shaped donuts and 1 mini heart cake.    All the extra’s went into Rob’s work because they are so not on the diet!  Yes, low fat but sadly sugar also heads right for my hips :)

So if you are looking for a low fat, yummy goodness cupcakes, these be the ones!

Thanks for looking!


  1. they look great! I bet them did smell awesome baking up!

  2. They certainly do make up a big batch and good thing too! They look wonderful and I love all the decorations you put on them.

    P.S. Rob's work must love it when you get in the mood to bake ;)

  3. They look so fun!! I'm loving that heart shaped donut pan!!!

  4. Oh they look so yummy, the decorations make them super cute and special.

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